Share this Story

Cocktail trend alert: 3 Ways with gin

Have a nip of gin!

From SheKnows Canada
Bourbon and rye might taste great on their own, but gin is one spirit that really comes to life when worked into a mixed drink. So enjoy the feisty flavour of gin in one (or all!) of these delicious cocktails.
Have a nip of gin!

Gin and tonic

Serving size 1

A gin and tonic is simple to make and easy to order no matter where you are, so try one today, and see what you think!


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 4–6 ounces tonic water
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 2 ice cubes


  1. Place the ice cubes in a highball glass.
  2. Pour gin over the ice.
  3. Pour in the tonic water, to taste.
  4. Garnish with the lime wedge.
Have a nip of gin!

Dirty martini

Serving size 1

There's nothing quite as classy and sophisticated as a martini. But if you find a straight martini a little too strong, try this simple dirty martini.


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce olive juice (more or less to taste)
  • 2 ice cubes
  • Green olive skewer (for garnish)


  1. Place the gin, vermouth, olive juice and ice cubes in a cocktail mixer, and shake to combine.
  2. Strain into a martini glass.
  3. Add olives for garnish.
Have a nip of gin!

Tom Collins

Serving size 1

If you're a fan of drinks with a small pop of sweetness, a Tom Collins might be your new favourite cocktail. And with a little maple syrup, this traditional drink gets a touch of Canadian flair.


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1–2 teaspoons maple syrup (to desired sweetness)
  • 2 ice cubes
  • Soda water
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 maraschino cherry


  1. Combine the gin, lemon juice and maple syrup, and pour into a highball or Collins glass.
  2. Add ice.
  3. Pour in the soda water, to taste.
  4. Add the lemon wedge and cherry to garnish.

More drink recipes

Friday night margarita recipe
Refreshing, easy watermelon margarita recipe
Simple and refreshing peach sangria recipe

New in Food & Recipes

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!

b h e a r d !

Welcome to the new SheKnows Community,

where you can share your stories, ideas

and CONNECT with millions of women.

Get Started